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Activism! Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society

By Tim Jordan

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Reaktion Books (August 2, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $19.95

Synopsis

Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan’s Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs, and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.

Part of the Focus on Contemporary Issues (FOCI) series.